Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


Kona, former CEO Kuhn drop legal cross actions

The parties withdrew their lawsuits against each other, clearing the way for a sale of Kona to proceed.


Barron Hilton, longtime head of Hilton Hotels, dies at 91

For 30 years, he ran the lodging and foodservice empire founded by his father, shifting it into gaming and franchising.

The owner of La Cubana in New York started several restaurants and made frequent appearances on Food Network.

Gavin Felder was promoted to chief strategy officer as the owner of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut looks to bolster its digital strategy.

The Mexican chain says that the newly created position will help it focus on “four-wall operations.”

As the new CEO of Red Robin, Paul Murphy is walking into one of the industry’s more remarkable leadership challenges. Here’s why.

At a time when many chains are searching for a magic bullet, the venerable casual-dining brand has found a reinvigoration takes time and a multitude of efforts.

A sizable swath of the business community is leaning on the Senate to pass potential safeguards, but restaurants are not part of it.

Cherry Hearn, who was also the fast casual’s general counsel, will take over day-to-day responsibilities for the sandwich chain from founder Jeff Sinelli.

Hope Diaz previously worked for Popeyes and Burger King.

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